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The Digital Games That Militaries Play

Thomas M. Hunt
Board of Contributors
Jan 8, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Digital games have exploded in popularity, and militaries around the world have taken notice.

Kids who grew up playing video games fill the ranks of militaries around the world, influencing the equipment and tactics that are used.


The global video gaming population grew to an estimated 2.2 billion people in 2017. This included around 64 percent of Americans. Given this level of participation, I perhaps shouldn’t have been surprised that the industry in 2017 generated some $149 billion in revenue. And all the forecasts show that these...

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